California's first sexually transmitted Zika case confirmed

Public health officials confirmed California's first case of sexually transmitted Zika in a San Diego woman on Friday, according to the Daily News.

Testing conducted by the CDC confirmed that an infected man who had visited Colombia passed the virus to the woman in February.

"This is the first confirmed case in California where Zika virus was transmitted sexually," said Karen Smith, MD, director of the California Department of Public Health, according to the Daily News. "If your partner has traveled to an area where Zika is present, protecting yourself by abstaining from sex or using condoms during sex is the best way to prevent sexual transmission of the Zika virus."

The announcement came on the same day the CDC updated their guidelines on Zika prevention via sexual transmission.

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